Having had a request on the BIL thread to put up information on a P2 conversion I have done, I'm starting a thread here for those of us that have modelled engines that are either fictitious in design, or had changes to a design that was already made. Some of these might have been seen elsewhere, but others are free to contribute. ------ Here is the information for my P2 60603 Eleventh Earl of Mar: The idea was that with two groups working on the P2 engine, Black Hat Ltd, formed a new company buying the rights to the name of the North Eastern Railway. Here, engines owned would be put into one company and hired to lines that were wanting engines. The P2, being built was a replica of 2001 as first built, but with changes to the tender giving her a corridor connection, making access to the support coach easier. Air brakes were fitted with a Westinghouse pump giving greater control on the mainline but also making the engine more versatile. Somewhat controversially it was out shopped as 60603 wearing BR Late Crest Green, in the number sequence vacant in the Eastern region numbering scheme (between A2 and W1) - with the first two announced new build engines given the first two spaces in the sequence. 60603 was given the name Eleventh Earl of Mar to keep its Scottish theme and links with its forbearers. Equipped with TPWS, OTMR, it was soon mainline working heavy tours in the North East and west largely with WCRC, replacing the diesel traction that brought tours up from the south. Quickly it soon gained a nickname as 'the other Earl', in reference to 5043, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Main runs ran off Hellifield to Carlisle, or over into Edinburgh via Beattock, with some tours on the ECML from York to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Scarborough. Hope that's an interesting start.